Book Rack

Voice of the Rain Season

Subrata Dasgupta

Fingerprint, 2018, Rs 299, pp 253

What starts off as a seemingly simple love story of an Indian-American woman and an American man begins to traverse the paths of memory, history and cultural norms. Will Joya and Martin be together despite the differences and opposition from their families?

My Husband and Other Animals 2

Janaki Lenin

Westland, 2018, Rs 374, pp 342

A sequel to the author's first book centred around wild animals and her life with her husband Rom Whitaker. The stories are light-hearted, quirky, and showcase the passion the author has for animals. This is a chronicle of the couple's life amid nature and animals.

Census

Jesse Ball

Ecco, 2018, Rs 1,376, pp 272

A journey begins when a widower realises he has not much time to live and that he has a grown-up son with Down syndrome to take care of. The father signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves the town with his son on one last journey.


Rich Dad Poor Dad

Robert T Kiyosaki

Ingram, 2018, Rs 199, pp 336

In a 20th anniversary edition, this classic comes with updates from the author. It delves into the lessons taught by the rich father, which help in business, and the ones taught by the poor father, which offer insights into life. The lessons here are relevant across time and cultures, as they are situated in the experience of life.

The Invisible Guardian

Dolores Redondo

Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 357, pp 432

A body of a teenaged girl is found on the banks of
River Baztan, second in a month, and inspector Amaia Salazar is asked to lead the investigation. Besides finding the killer, she must confront a terrible secret from her childhood and come to terms with her past. Will she be able to do it?

Are Kodavas (Coorgs) Hindus?

P T Bopanna

Rolling Stone, 2018, Rs 100, pp 116

This book attempts to make a case for the religious minority status for the Kodavas to safeguard their culture, ancestral homes, sacred groves, traditional land tenure systems and customary laws. It also tries to answer the question if the Kodavas are Hindus or not.


Call Me by Your Name

Andre Aciman

Atlantic, 2018, Rs 449, pp 256

A powerful tale of love that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' mansion. The duo is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, obsession, and intimacy, something they also fear that they may never find again.


Russian Roulette

Micheal Isikoff & David Corn

Twelve, 2018, Rs 524, pp 352

Weaving together a tale of international rivalry, espionage and intrigue, the author explores behind-the-scenes of the American election. It essentially focuses on the role of the Russians in American politics and provides a peek into Trump's inner circle.

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